Plastic cap on MacBook MagSafe T charger

Secrettrail

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2013
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Hello,

Hoping someone can help me. I have carefully looked after the little plastic cap that came with my MacBook MagSafe charger, as I like to keep dust out of my connectors, but today it fell on the floor unnoticed and went under the rocking chair runner. I found it later and it is totally crushed. I see apple don't sell replacements, so wondering if someone on here might have a spare from a dead or replaced cable that they might be willing to let me have? Would be really grateful,

Thank you for looking!
 

Intell

macrumors P6
Jan 24, 2010
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Those are just shipping covers and not designed to be reused or sold separately. The amount of dust that could get into the connector is negligible and the connectors are designed to not have that on there.
 

EHM

macrumors newbie
Feb 22, 2014
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Secrettrail, did you ever find a source for those caps? They are useful to keep grit out of the plug and socket, something I have seen damage them. Since they are magnetic, those plugs can easily latch onto any flake of ferrous metal that comes their way, e.g. a little flake of rust, which can gum up the works.
 

Intell

macrumors P6
Jan 24, 2010
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The Magsafe cable itself does not contain any magnets. The magnetic part of the connection is on the Macbook.
 

EHM

macrumors newbie
Feb 22, 2014
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Thanks for correcting my assumption, Intell. I have seen a flake get stuck in one, though now I guess it was bad luck and not magnetism. It messed up my friend's plug, and a nice Apple store guy simply gave her a new one.